2015 Review: The Key Ingredient Launches

Dec 2015
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  • Parabel has developed a proprietary growth and processing technique to extract a protein concentrate out of the Lemnoideae plant. The crop has a high level of protein (40%) and Parabel grows it with a yield per hectare that is higher than any other crop today – even higher than GM Soy. The resultant product, Lentein, is soy-, gluten- and lactose-free and non-GMO. Parabel’s mix of species delivers around 40% of protein, depending on where it is grown and what species that are included. The growth system is made up by lined raceways and so there is no risk of any contamination from the soil which can happen with crops that are grown in water like rice or algae.  


From luxurious to raw: Chocolate NPD

Oct 2018

While indulgent flavors and textures remain key drivers in chocolate NPD, the quest for cleaner and lighter chocolate continues with confectioners launching more options featuring clean label, sugar reduction and ‘thin’ claims. Vegan claims in chocolate are gaining momentum with a CAGR of +47 percent globally over the past five years. Furthermore, chocolate NPD experiences a colorful wave of ruby, blond and matcha tea chocolate.


Tantalize the taste buds: Creative flavor trends

Sep 2018

Food and beverage manufacturers are getting creative with flavors. Bowls have emerged as smart carriers for mixing and matching flavors and textures while ethnic tastes are on the rise, calling for spicy, smoked and hot flavors. Alcoholic drinks, coffee and tea NPD have also led to new levels of flavor sophistication. As consumers are increasingly seeking natural and minimally processed foods, products with floral, botanical, nut and vegetable traces emerge, often alongside honey and syrups for a hint of natural sweetness.


Authentic and artisanal: Craft food and beverages

Aug 2018

Craft food and beverage product launches have experienced a CAGR of +28 percent globally over the past five years. Craft NPD has moved from the initial craft beer movement to a wider range of beverage products, including spirits, tea and coffee. Craft foods are also on the rise, particularly in the confectionery, bakery and snack categories. The marketing of craft food and beverages encompasses themes of authenticity and differentiation, such as highlighting artisanal processes, local production in small batches and the origin of ingredients.